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Celebrating Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s 85th anniversary

A message from Jeff Russell, president and CEO For Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the start of 2024 provides a special opportunity for reflection and gratitude. This year, BCBSNE celebrates our 85th anniversary. As we celebrate this milestone, we’re taking this time to thank our members, the hospitals, doctors and other health

By |2024-01-30T11:55:17-06:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Stories, Team Blue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s 85th anniversary

Celebrating our home of 85 years

For 85 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been proud to serve our members and communities across the state.   Here are just a few reasons we love calling Nebraska our home:    1. The people  Besides unique landscapes and weather to complement every season, the

By |2024-01-26T15:41:40-06:00January 26th, 2024|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Celebrating our home of 85 years

Celebrating 85 years of being there for Nebraskans

In 2024, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) celebrates 85 years of being a champion for the health and well-being of our members and the communities we serve. We’ve grown alongside Nebraska, adapting to changing needs to meet our members’ expectations.   From tracking and processing member claims in a handwritten book to

By |2024-01-22T09:01:22-06:00January 22nd, 2024|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Celebrating 85 years of being there for Nebraskans

Nebraska Lions Foundation begins 2023-2024 school year screenings

The Nebraska Lions Foundation (NLF) has begun its 2023-2024 school year screenings through its Mobile Screening Unit (MSU). These screenings are cosponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Healthy Blue, Lions Clubs International Foundation and Nebraska Lions through the NLF and include vision and hearing assessments. Between July 1 and Sept. 30,

By |2023-11-06T12:58:31-06:00November 1st, 2023|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska Lions Foundation begins 2023-2024 school year screenings

BCBSNE contributes to Mid-Plains Community College’s HASC expansion

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has donated $10,000 to Mid-Plains Community College (MPCC) in support of its Health and Science Center (HASC) expansion project. The expansion will include a new emergency medical services lab, nursing simulation, group study spaces, a 3D simulation lab and a faculty office suite. Additional classrooms, instructor offices

By |2023-07-19T11:16:27-05:00July 6th, 2023|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE contributes to Mid-Plains Community College’s HASC expansion

Jeff Russell named new president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) board of directors has named Jeff Russell as the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 26. He is replacing Steve Grandfield, who announced his intent to retire late last year. Russell has more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles. Since 2013, he has

By |2023-05-24T13:03:06-05:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Jeff Russell named new president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Forbes names BCBSNE to 2023 Best Midsize Employers list

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently made Forbes’s 2023 Best Midsize Employers list. To create the rankings, Forbes partnered with Statista, a market research firm, to survey approximately 45,000 Americans working at organizations with 1,000 – 5,000 employees based in the U.S. The survey participants were asked if they’d recommend their current

By |2023-03-01T16:20:43-06:00March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Forbes names BCBSNE to 2023 Best Midsize Employers list

The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) medical directors Dr. Victoria Hall, Dr. Elizabeth Noordhoek and Dr. Cindy Gubbels contributed their insight to help individuals choose a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP acts as a person’s medical home base and aims to provide long-term and preventive care, routine checkups, and referrals to specialists

By |2023-02-10T08:31:28-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska awards CHAD and 19 member agencies the Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has awarded the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and 19 member agencies under its umbrella the company’s Health of Nebraska Sponsorship, which supports programs and services for Nebraskans affected by a medical diagnosis. For more than 80 years, BCBSNE has offered security and stability to its members

By |2022-08-25T10:13:53-05:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska awards CHAD and 19 member agencies the Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 people struggle to comprehend health information when their health care provider or others use unfamiliar or complex terms. Proper patient-provider communication creates a strong base for developing long-term, trusting relationships that improve personal health literacy – the ability of the

By |2022-07-11T12:55:00-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy